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Raine1967

(11,589 posts)
Thu Aug 5, 2021, 10:32 PM Aug 2021

CNN Fires Three Staffers Who Came Into Office Unvaccinated

Link: https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/cnn-fires-unvaccinated-employees-1235035767/


Zucker reminded employees that being vaccinated is mandatory in order to come into the office at present. And he said when the company learned of staffers who had come into the office without meeting that condition, it fired them. “In the past week, we have been made aware of three employees who were coming into the office unvaccinated. All three have been terminated. Let me be clear — we have a zero-tolerance policy on this. You need to be vaccinated to come to the office. And you need to be vaccinated to work in the field, with other employees, regardless of whether you enter an office or not. Period.”

The executive noted that employees were feeling unsettled as the pandemic took a new turn. “I think it is fair to say that we are all feeling a mix of anticipation, anxiety, frustration, confusion, and exasperation. All of that is to be expected. We all have decisions to make that impact so many aspects of our lives. I get it. If nothing else, the resilience and perseverance you all have shown for 18 months now needs to continue a little bit longer. But we will get there,” he said. “Continue to take care of yourselves and each other. And I will share more updates just as soon as we have them.”


More at the link, but seriously, this is about public health.
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CNN Fires Three Staffers Who Came Into Office Unvaccinated (Original Post) Raine1967 Aug 2021 OP
zero tolerance Skittles Aug 2021 #1
My thought exactly! SheltieLover Aug 2021 #5
sick of playing games with these assholes Skittles Aug 2021 #6
We are in complete agreement SheltieLover Aug 2021 #7
I am in that camp. Raine1967 Aug 2021 #9
we cannot tie them up and vaccinate them Skittles Aug 2021 #10
YES WE CAN. Raine1967 Aug 2021 #14
Why would they even try that at CNN? Duppers Aug 2021 #2
CNN has a LOT of employees. Raine1967 Aug 2021 #13
Much appreciated - I hope many businesses follow suit. lagomorph777 Aug 2021 #3
K&R BootinUp Aug 2021 #4
Coming soon to a company near you. GulfCoast66 Aug 2021 #8
Kudos to CNN Hekate Aug 2021 #11
It's just a matter of time before most big companies do this Johonny Aug 2021 #12
This is good to see, and likely the only way to finally force the issue. crickets Aug 2021 #15
Well done CNN! N/T chillfactor Aug 2021 #16
Hope it was worth it Covidiots. Demobrat Aug 2021 #17
thanks for the chuckle. (it happened after i read "next candidate.") nt orleans Aug 2021 #18
Imagine a Republican / Trumpist interviewer Nasruddin Aug 2021 #23
Well that's it. Demobrat Aug 2021 #24
Newsmax Slammer Aug 2021 #26
We need vaccine passports and to exclude/shun assholes who refuse to be vaccinated LetMyPeopleVote Aug 2021 #19
As they say on The Mandolorian, this is the way. BannonsLiver Aug 2021 #20
I wonder if someone tried to compel them to go to the office. David__77 Aug 2021 #21
Good Wild blueberry Aug 2021 #22
Get vaxxed or get sacked! Initech Aug 2021 #25

Skittles

(153,111 posts)
6. sick of playing games with these assholes
Thu Aug 5, 2021, 10:45 PM
Aug 2021

they are endangering public health, while claiming to be "pro-life" - ENOUGH ALREADY!

Raine1967

(11,589 posts)
9. I am in that camp.
Thu Aug 5, 2021, 10:52 PM
Aug 2021

this is a f*cking public health emergency.

We have the tools to abate it. Those that are not a part of the solution are part of the crisis, imo.

Raine1967

(11,589 posts)
13. CNN has a LOT of employees.
Thu Aug 5, 2021, 11:06 PM
Aug 2021

Not all of the employees are all about liberalism, so some sre all about a paycheck. (I respect that) For what it's worth, I am going to assume not all of the employees are involved with TV production or on-air shows. It's a big company.

I'm actually sort of surprised that this was made public since Fox has basically made it known that vaccines are mandated. https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/19/media/fox-vaccine-passport/index.html

Good on CNN. I wonder about those that were fired for the same thing at Fox.

GulfCoast66

(11,949 posts)
8. Coming soon to a company near you.
Thu Aug 5, 2021, 10:51 PM
Aug 2021

Government can’t protect us, businesses will protect the economy. Which in this rare case protects us.

Johonny

(20,818 posts)
12. It's just a matter of time before most big companies do this
Thu Aug 5, 2021, 11:01 PM
Aug 2021

The cost of unvaccinated not worth any value they may have to the company.

crickets

(25,952 posts)
15. This is good to see, and likely the only way to finally force the issue.
Thu Aug 5, 2021, 11:19 PM
Aug 2021

No one wants COVID racing through employee ranks, especially with Delta breakthrough cases going on. Zero tolerance is smart.

Demobrat

(8,960 posts)
17. Hope it was worth it Covidiots.
Thu Aug 5, 2021, 11:25 PM
Aug 2021

Wow. Imagine how their future job interviews will go.

Why did you leave CNN?

I got Fired for coming to work unvaccinated

Next candidate.

These people just committed financial suicide. Just … wow.

Nasruddin

(750 posts)
23. Imagine a Republican / Trumpist interviewer
Sat Aug 7, 2021, 04:22 PM
Aug 2021

"Why did you leave CNN?

"I got Fired for not following company rules

"Next candidate."

Demobrat

(8,960 posts)
24. Well that's it.
Sat Aug 7, 2021, 04:29 PM
Aug 2021

It’s not even that they refused to get vaccinated. It’s entirety possible they could encounter a sympathetic interviewer. It’s that they essentially gave management the middle finger.

Next candidate.

Slammer

(714 posts)
26. Newsmax
Sat Aug 7, 2021, 08:04 PM
Aug 2021

If there's anyone left alive at Newsmax at the end of this, they could likely get a job there....

BannonsLiver

(16,294 posts)
20. As they say on The Mandolorian, this is the way.
Fri Aug 6, 2021, 12:30 AM
Aug 2021

Hit people where they live by putting their ability to make money in peril. That’ll be what drags the last of the reachable stragglers across the line, not being barred from some restaurants and some businesses. Cut them at the knees.

David__77

(23,329 posts)
21. I wonder if someone tried to compel them to go to the office.
Fri Aug 6, 2021, 12:32 AM
Aug 2021

If vaccination isn’t required for employment and is required for the position, a supervisor should not try to compel going to the office. I’m not saying that occurred- just wondering if it did. It’s a complicated landscape to navigate.

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